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    Week 5 and 6 of the Fall 2021 One Room Challenge Update

    The last two weeks kinda got away from me between all the kids activities, my work life, and getting this bathroom done that I didn’t make it around to the blog to post. But I can assure you, we made some great progress. Tiling on cement board is harder than on Kerdi I think the biggest hurdle I had with the bathroom this week was definitely tiling the scallop tile on the ledge wall behind the sinks. I used cement board instead of Kerdi (because it’s cheaper and I don’t need waterproofing there just water resistance) and let me tell you….I wish I could have just used Kerdi. The thinset…

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    Tiling a shower all by yourself

    Welcome to my Fall 2021 One Room Challenge update. We are on week 4 (of 8) and things are getting pretty spicy. It legit took me two weeks to tile the bathroom shower walls…just the walls. If you’re thinking of doing this on your own, and have a life you can’t disappear from, hear it from me: it doesn’t go fast. When Mike and I tiled our bathroom shower together I think it took a few days. I could be wrong though, diy’s always seem less painful and eternal when you’re remembering them from the flip side. If you can get a helper, get a helper. I had to stop…

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    Shower Waterproofing: Week 3 Fall 2021 ORC

    You really shouldn’t tile onto drywall in a shower or a bathtub. It probably won’t last through one week of use. The walls need to be waterproofed. There’s several different methods for waterproofing that you can choose from, but not all of them are as diy friendly as the Kerdi shower proofing system made by Schluter. The first method Mike and I ever diy’d was in our last house. We used a combination of Durock and Red Guard. Durock is cement board. It comes in 3’x5′ sheets and is relatively heavy, messy to cut and has to be installed with special fasteners and the seams with very specific mesh tape.…

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    One Room Challenge Week 6: The Reveal

    There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here today. Though I can’t say it was 100% worth it, I can say that I am 100% happy with every outcome and choice we made for CuzinEd – our mobile air bnb. We took our dated rv that had been through 15 years of renting and brought it back to life. Hopefully, he can give us a few more now. A quick outline of what we changed: we replaced the driver and passenger seats with newer, modern seats that swivel and recline; we removed the love seat and added a fireplace with a coffee/charging station; we removed the…